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Kalmar SmartStack goes live at Transnet Port Terminalsí Durban Container Terminal


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has implemented the Kalmar SmartStack solution at Durban Container Terminal (DCT) in South Africa for real-time container inventory reporting and management. This is the first terminal to implement Kalmar SmartStack using the narrowband communication network involving re-engineering from the standard WiFi deployment.

DCT is currently running 11 Kalmar straddle carriers with SmartStack and further eight are to be phased in over the coming weeks. In addition, 11 Terex straddle carriers will be phased into the SmartStack solution and are currently undergoing equipment testing trials by the customer. The final machines to integrate with the solution in this project are two Kalmar empty container handlers. The project delivery further consolidates Kalmarís partnership with the customer, Transnet Port Terminals.

Kalmar SmartStack is a process automation solution that provides automated inventory position updates to the terminal operating system. The benefits are:

  • Reduced manual stack inventory updating in the terminal yard
  • Reduction in ílostí containers in the yard
  • Real time container positioning

Kalmar SmartPort solutions drive greater efficiencies through process automation, resulting in lower overall operational costs, improved safety and better equipment availability. Process automation solutions are designed to optimise the information flows within the terminalís business processes to ensure the most efficient equipment utilisation. They represent an accessible and fast way to get immediate productivity improvements for a relatively small initial investment. In addition to SmartStack, the solutions include SmartPath, SmartLane, SmartRail, SmartLift, SmartTruck, SmartQuay, SmartTrack and SmartFleet. These process automation solutions fit any size of terminal, any brand of equipment and any terminal operating system (TOS).

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Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotecís sales totalled EUR 3.2 billion in 2013 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotecís class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under symbol CGCBV.


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